Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change affects agriculture and other sectors in a number of ways. Changes in temperature and precipitation as well as weather and climate extremes are affecting harvest quality and quantity. Rehabilitation of degraded pastures provides climate adaptation benefits, including reduced local temperatures, increased air humidity, better resistance against heatwaves and drought and more resilience against natural disasters. It also has a positive effect on soil erosion and water availability. The NNI has been working to support disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation in agriculture and other sectors.

Also, we support adaptive capacity of people in coastal areas. Coastal management is defence against flooding and erosion, and techniques that stop erosion to claim lands. Protection against rising sea levels in the 21st century is crucial, as sea level rise accelerates due to climate change.